A courtroom battle seen as a test case for the teaching of science in America ended in a decisive victory for evolution yesterday when a federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled that it was unconstitutional to teach ‘intelligent design’ in biology class.
The Oxford Dictionary of American English defines the word Science as follows:
Science is the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.
One could make many arguments for teaching comparative religion and spirituality in school, but IMO that should not dilute the teaching of science. Belief and hope are important, but they have nothing to do with Science as it is defined.